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A DOZEN TOWEL TOPPERS

Reviewed by Tina Mancuso
Designs by Kelly Robinson
Publisher: ASN
Leaflet #1249


All twelve toppers are crocheted from worsted-weight cotton yarn. The designs included are: Apple of One's Eye (stuffed red apple); Charming Birdhouse; Humdinger Daisy; Holstein on Hand (cow); Party-time Teacup; Teapot is of Service; Pet Kitty on Call; Garden Bloom (flowers); Pretty Pansy is Practical; True Blue Friend (blue ruffles); Super Sunflower; and Teddy Bear Attendant.

All the toppers use the same base, which is buttoned onto the topper itself. This allows the base and towel to be detached if it needs washing and the topper doesn't. The base is crocheted directly onto half of a regular dishtowel (so one dishtowel makes two topped towels) using a steel hook.

The patterns in this leaflet are absolutely adorable and very colorful. I especially like the animals -- the cow, the cat, and the teddy bear, but the flowers are a close second.

As for ease of crocheting, none of the designs use complicated stitches, although some of them -- the cow and cat in particular -- require mid-row color changes that I, personally, despise having to do. Assembly isn't too bad; usually just whip-stitching or crocheting the pieces together.

I did have trouble finding the exact size dishtowel the patterns require, but I managed to work with something reasonably close.

On the whole, I think this is a fun set of patterns that would make great gifts; or make them to brighten up your own kitchen.

 

Reviewed by Tina Mancuso (tina_mancuso@yahoo.com ) for Crochet Partners Posted 9/98

Lorna Halnan edited this review. (lorna@crocheting.com)

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